How Google News stories are selected


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Computer algorithms determine what shows up in Google News. The algorithms determine which stories, images, and videos show, and in what order. In some cases, people like publishers and Google News teams choose stories. 

Google News shows some content in a personalized way. Personalization helps Google News quickly and easily show you stories that interest you.

Chosen by computers

Based on your language and region, algorithms pick subjects for these sections:

  • Full Coverage Full coverage
  • Sources in Newsstand
  • Search results
  • Headline news stories, which show up as:
    • In your app: Headlines Headlines or "Headlines" stories in your briefing
    • On Google News: “Headlines” stories in Top stories Headlines

In these sections, people who use the same language and region get news for the same subjects.

Personalized news

Algorithms personalize your news based on your:

  • Google News settings: Your interests and sources
  • Past activity on Google: Your activity on Google Search and YouTube

Algorithms personalize your news for these sections:

  • For you For you
  • Topics, sources, and locations in Favorites Following
  • All other stories and notifications, except when stories are chosen by people

In these sections, people get stories that cover different subjects. Learn how to change settings and find past activity.

Tip: Publishers can select the stories inside their publications.
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